Dante 700

2021 marks 700 years since the death of the Tuscan writer Dante Alighieri, whose Divine Comedy is a poetic masterpiece. It is also a dazzling tale of adventure, as a man embarks on a terrifying and inspiring quest through Hell and Purgatory to reach Paradise.

Hosted by Robyn Johnston, the evening also features readings from Inferno, the first book of the Divine Comedy, as well as live musical performance related to Dante's journey. 

Join art historians Arvi Wattel and Emily Brink as they explore and illuminate what we can learn about history, humanity and hope through the way artists have imagined Dante’s quest.

View this special screening of the inspiring film Sky Over Kibera, in which young people living in a Nairobi slum perform their own version of Inferno and imagine the paradise they seek.